Mar 30, 2009

Turkey Vulture



Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) enjoying the brazilian sun. A large bird - 65-80cm long, 170-180 cm wingspan. It's a scavenger and feeds on carrion, has an excellent vision and sense of smell and that's how it finds its meals.

7 comments:

  1. Excellent captures Andor so simular to our Lapet faced vulture well done !

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  2. We have these same birds here. It's amazing they have such a huge range. The light is perfect in your photos.

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  3. hi Andor,
    A magnificent beast. I've seen them in Chile and they are very impressive. You got very nice pictures of them. Well done.

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  4. seamana cu o curca :D

    interesante cadre !:)

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  5. @Philip - exactly, but the lappet faced is somehow uglier ;)

    @natural moments - I saw turkey vulture in Brazil only once and I had luck - it wasn't shy and the light/position was also good.

    @Chris - I thought that Chile has a relative poor wildlife, but it seems to be wrong.

    @Octav - noroc ca nu urla ca un curcan :D ... defapt chiar grohaie.

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  6. Stunning composition of the Turkey Vulture. I wish they sat on a more natural perch (I know its asking for too much with wild birds).

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  7. Hi Andor,
    No Chile has a relatively high level of wildlife. A lot of famous species, like inca tern, andean condor, snowy egret and so on, and a lot of humming birds, small warblers. I have seen more than 40 species there without really doing bird watching!!!

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